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Lady Called Police on Dog in Car with Dog Mode Running!

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by jamesspice, Sep 10, 2019 at 4:59 PM.

  1. derotam

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    I love how this is your absolute FIRST post after joining TMC! haha

    Try not to get dragged too far down the rabbit hole. :)
     
  2. phillcom3

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    Cos they were asiatic. The child was asiatic.
     
  3. daniel

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    It was a good idea!
     
  4. Ocelot

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    easy fix...
    get the screen to flash/or run rainbow of colour over a few seconds every 10 seconds or so...to draw attention to it.
     
  5. Haggy

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    But then how would you know when it's cold enough for water to freeze or warm enough for it to boil? Oh, right. You'd look at it and see the obvious.
     
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    Yes, it kind of goes against the fundamental notion of "degree" when thermostats have a decimal point and can show Celsius temperatures to the nearest half degree. By definition, a degree is supposed to be a small fundamental unit. But with Celsius there are degrees of degrees.
     
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    Well maybe to someone from San Diego. Where I grew up in Winnipeg, Canada no one called it very cold until -30C = -22F!
     
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    I remember one morning in Edmonton, I discovered that the Fahrenheit/Celsius scales crossed at -40C! You Canucks seriously know how to get cold up there.
     
  9. darth_vad3r

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    New SOP for police responding to "dog left in hot car" calls...

    "Is it a Tesla?"
    "Yes"
    "Does it say 'my owner is coming back soon' and the temperature in the car?"
    "Yes"
    <click>
     
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  10. darth_vad3r

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    So I guess you use mm and cm instead of inches 1/2 inches, 1/4 inches, 1/8 inches, 1/16 inches, 1/32 inches, .... then?
     
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  11. Daniel in SD

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    Machinists use mils, 1/1000 of an inch. Seriously though fractions are great. 3/16 of an inch is a lot easier to deal with than 0.1875 inches. The fundamental flaw with the metric system is that it's base-10. It's easy to divide a foot by 6, 4, 3, and 2 (2", 3", 4", 6"). Imagine how awful metric time would be. 60 minutes can be divided by 2,4,5,6,10,12,15, and 30. Try doing that with a power of 10.
     
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    :D Yes, fractions are great, in relation to numbers like 0.1875 inches.

    Imagine trying to calculate the volume of water in gallons that could be held in a box that is 5-3/4" x 2' x 3 yards? ... and then how much does that much water weigh in lbs?

    Metric? Easy. Multiply. Length x Width x Height ... Done. 1cm cubed is 1mL. 1mL of water weighs 1g. Easy peasy.

    Imperial is useful in international trade with other countries that use Imperial, like .... Liberia, and Myanmar, and... that's it actually. Just those 2. Even Myanmar is changing to metric though :)
     
  13. Daniel in SD

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    538.4 pounds! That's why we have computers: weight of (5 3/4" x 2' x 3 yards) of water in pounds - Wolfram|Alpha
    Yeah, Imperial units aren't better for everything.
     
  14. Moabion

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    I left my kids in the car and turned on dog mode. I didn't know what the screen would do. My 14 year old daughter had a really disgusted look on her face when I came out from the convenience store. "We are NOT pets!"
     
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    Moderator note: A number of posts were moved away for being off-topic. I moved them to snippiness, not because they were (in fact, many were quite respectful considering the typical dialogue around that topic), but because I had no better place to move them.

    Also - if you ever want attention from the moderation staff, please use the "Report" button at the bottom of a post. We don't see all posts, by a long shot. But we do see the reports. Only one report was made over this discussion despite the posts for moderator help. I won't see your plea, but I will see your report.. just a heads up!
     
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    Isn't it true though that the air will stop running if the vehicle isn't moving ?
    I left my car running with the air on while my son went into the store and it cycled off and started to get hot in there so I had to drive around the parking lot just to cool it down again .
     
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    When you leave the car the AC will turn off unless you have it set to Keep On or Dog Mode. If it turns off you can turn it back on remotely using the mobile app, or by just getting in the car again. It has nothing to do with whether or not the car is moving.
     
  19. Tam

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    California law allows a concerned bystander to damage the car for the good of a pet whether the concern is valid or not and the law exempts the Good Samaritan from paying any damages.

    The article says "own risk" which is about the likelihood of non-White Good Samaritans who could be mistakenly shot dead.
     
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    The concern has to be "reasonable" and it has to be reasonably concluded that the animal is in imminent danger.
     

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